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    I have been doing GCSE Art for the past two years, and have slowly began to enjoy it less and less, my teacher is so forceful and pressurising (if thats a word) with the work that 90% of it is homework. I find it impossible to balance that amount of work with all other subjects and everyday life. I also just simply do not enjoy the subject or find it interesting

    Im only interested in Media and History really, so I will not be doing Art at Post 16 or later. The fields of work im interested in also do not seem to be reliant on artistic ability. So I see no real benefit in continuing with Art.

    I just need to know if I can drop it in Year 11, and if I can, who to speak to. I do not particularly want to speak to my art teacher as she will obviously try to persuade me to stay on.

    Just a bit of background info:
    Im generally a good student predicted at A's and B's (or the number equivalents) in every subject. I have never seriously thought of dropping subjects before until now.

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    not this far into your GCSE you cannot I don't think. They can't just give you a free period as joining another subject you would miss fundamentals
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    From what I can remember, my year had to choose our GCSE's in year 9. This meant that the three GCSE's that we had were chosen ourselves. You would do the compulsory subjects like maths, English, science etc. and would choose what you want to do.

    I'm not sure if this is the case for you, if so then don't pick Art as a GCSE subject. If not then you might want to speak to the head of year or someone of that level
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    (Original post by tuchaynz)
    I'm not sure if this is the case for you, if so then don't pick Art as a GCSE subject. If not then you might want to speak to the head of year or someone of that level
    It was an optional subject, I chose it as a GCSE in year 9 but no coursework has been sent to the board yet.
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    Ask your tutor who you need to talk to about it (I think it's someone like a learning coordinator in your school). You will also need to get your art teacher to agree to it. I think it should be possible for you to drop it.
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    (Original post by WillRichards774)
    It was an optional subject, I chose it as a GCSE in year 9 but no coursework has been sent to the board yet.
    are you in year 11?
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    Yes, you definitely can. Whether your teachers will let you, is a different story. They often lie, and say that you can't unfortunately. If you ask your HoD/HoY, and persit, you can probably get out of it.
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    (Original post by WillRichards774)
    It was an optional subject, I chose it as a GCSE in year 9 but no coursework has been sent to the board yet.
    Id double check with your school, but as far as i understood- you cant drop subjects at GCSE.
 
 
 
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